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The Seetha Arambepola Syndrome: A Sinhala-Buddhist-Feminist Rebuke

By Paramie Jayakody, Isurinie Mallawaarachchi and Dr Chamindra Weerawardhana Colombo Telegraph, 1 July 2020 Taking part in a television show telecast by a privately-owned Sri Lankan TV channel on 23rd of June, 2020, Dr Seetha Kumari Arambepola [hereinafter referred to as Dr SKA], an ENT surgeon, Executive Committee member of the lobbying group Viyath Maga, former governor of the Western Province, high-profile confidante of the Gotabaya Rajapaksa regime, and SLPP National List

Queering The JVP

Colombo Telegraph, 22 July 2019 At a rally held in Nugegoda on Sunday 7th July 2019, the JVP made history in Sri Lanka’s political discourses of the mainstream. Delivering the final fiery oration, the party’s General Secretary, long-term stalwart, and one of its senior-most personalities, Comrade Tilvin Silva, stated that his party fully recognises the rights and agency of people with non-cis-heteronormative sexual orientations, gender identities/expressions and sex character